"Roberts Affair" memo, 1952
Scope and Contents
Short note, stamped with Miss Mary Inman, 308 Griffin Avenue, Williamsburg, that details when Julia Tyler, daughter of William & Mary President Lyon G. Tyler, allegedly roomed with Portia Washington, daughter of Booker T. Washington at Wellesley College. Williamsburg residents R.J. Armistead and Preacher Roberts threatened to publish a story about the roomate situation, and they were both summarily told by William & Mary students and faculty that such an action would result in bodily harm i.e. "tarred & feathered" and "beat to a pulp."
Story was originally shared with Inman by Vernon Geddy, Jr.
- Creation: 1952
- From the Collection: Cole, Henry Denison, 1856-1938 (Person)
- From the Collection: Lane, Levin Winder, Sr. (Person)
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